Just in case you were wondering…..
….this is not a project of epic proportions.
It’s not a reinventing-the-stocking-project.
Like taking a Pringles can and wrapping it with zebra duct tape to create a stocking for the new millennium.
As exciting as that sounds….
….it’s more of a mini-stocking-makeover.
Kind of like when Kathy Lee and Hoda nab an unsuspecting woman off the street and take her into the studio. And they change her hair color and give her a new hair cut and style and put some eye shadow on her and dress her in some Spanx and a really cute outfit from JC Penny’s. And then she comes out from behind the curtain and her family is all like “You look incredible.” And then the lady breaks into hysterical sobs because she realizes that she has finally left the 1970′s behind and stepped into 2013.
Not that the 1970′s isn’t all that and a bag of chips.
It’s just sometimes we all could use a mini-facelift.
Or a good pair of Spanxs.
Whichever comes first. 🙂
How To Make Personalized Christmas Stockings
with Stocking Tags
small rectangular pieces of wood
matte clear acrylic spray
Step 1: Paint tags
Take the small wood rectangular pieces.
Paint them white with acrylic craft paint.
Drill a small hole in the top (you can always skip this step and hot glue the ribbon if you want).
Lightly distress with sand paper.
Step 2: Mod Podge photos
Print off photos on your ink jet printer.
Seal them with a clear acrylic spray. Let dry completely.
This seals the ink jet image and prevents smudging when you go to Mod Podge
Mod Podge a layer on the wood and the back of the ink jet image.
Place image on wood and add another layer of Mod Podge on top.
Smooth out wrinkles.
Let dry completely overnight.
Step 3: Add ribbon
Cut ribbon in half and thread through holes of finished photos.
Repeat with each photograph.
Step 4: Tie photographs to stocking
Tie the photographs on with a bow and make sure they lay flat.
Now Santa will know who’s stocking to fill. 🙂
It’s such an easy fun project and they would make fun present toppers, too!
I hung the stockings with their new stocking tags next to the pink-a-palooza tree in the gatehouse office.
It’s a classic white tree from Balsam hill that almost looks real….
…..if white trees truly grew in forests covered by dragonflies. 🙂
There are layers and layers of branches decked with birds and patterned ornaments.
And a disco ball or two.
….what’s Christmas without a little rockin’ around the tree. 🙂
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